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Shiebler CHRYSANTHEMUM tea caddy 2286
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2347   $725.00


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height 3; diameter 4 inches, weight 7.11 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, monogrammed as shown in second enlargement. A great design which makes use of both applied and repoussé'd decoration.

These come and go, but I don't think we've ever owned one where the chasing is so crisp and the original oxidation hasn't been at least partially removed by some overzealous owner.

Finally, for those of you who favor comparison shopping, see item 223105898219 on the big bad auction... Click for details

Good Wisconsin Coin Silver Spoon by James A. Webb of Janesville, c1856
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180909-01   $25.00


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Offered is a very nice large American coin silver teaspoon by jeweler James A. Webb, who established his store in Janesville, Wisconsin circa 1856, and was in business at least through the 1860s. He died in 1885. This piece measures about 6 1/8 inches in length and weighs about 24 grams. It is engraved with a period script monogram, and is clearly marked with a maker's mark or retailer's mark of J.A.WEBB. Condition is very good overall, with modest tip and surface wear, but no major dents... Click for details

Coin Silver Tablespoon Circa 1810-20 by R.MERRICK - Location Unknown
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180908-03   $39.50


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Offered is a lovely old American coin silver table spoon by a maker who doesn't seem to have been documented, using the maker's mark R.MERRICK in a serrated punch. Examples of this man's work are in the Winterthur collection, with no location posited. It is evident, however, from the crudeness of the punch that a large-city origin point is unlikely. This piece is faintly engraved JK in period script. This tablespoon measures about 9 1/4 inches in length and weighs about 50 grams. The... Click for details

Good Queen's Pattern Variant Dessert Spoon by Frederick Marquand
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20180908-01   $47.50


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver dessert spoon in a single-struck variant of the Queen's pattern, by noted silversmith Frederick Marquand (b. 1799 - d. 1882), working in Savannah, GA between 1820-26 and in New York between 1826-39. Marquand was so successful that he retired at about age 40 in 1839 to manage his large land holdings and estates. He died in Connecticut, at his country house, having been born in that state in the last days of the 18th Century. Marquand produced and sold... Click for details

Whiting LILY dessert spoons, six
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2346   Sold


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length 6 7/8 inches, total Troy weight 9.63 ounces (!), excellent original condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

These have exceptional detail and die depth. Note early "PAT APP. FOR" mark.

Wood & Hughes "Humboldt" Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3611f   $65.00


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Issued in 1880, Wood & Hughes' "Humboldt" pattern incorporates Moorish design elements, as popular in the period, laid out on an angular handle.

Produced at a time when the company was enjoying great prosperity and was especially productive, it exhibits sophisticated design and high quality execution. This is especially evident in the plum-shaped, notched edge, bowl that is intricately engraved and finished with a matte gold surface on the interior and bright gold on the exterior.

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Ellen's pie fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2345   $35.00


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length 6 1/8 inches, weight .84 oz Troy, marked as shown in fourth enlargement. If memory serves me correctly, and on occasion these days it does, this is a Durgin pattern.

Perhaps you know an Ellen who loves pie, though on second thought who doesn't love pie, so let's leave out the perhaps.

Gorham "Hizen" Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3609f   $165.00


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A particularly fine rendering of "Hizen," one of Gorham's most exotic patterns, these 4 1/2" long, .9 T. oz., tongs are in immaculate estate condition, evidencing neither wear nor damage.

A multi-motif line issued in 1880, the style draws upon Aesthetic sensibilities. The primary element of the design is a fish, possibly koi, set against a raised background suggestive of marine elements, including waves and seaweed.

The three tine, cupped, grips have textured surfaces and rich, intact,... Click for details

J.B. & S.M. Knowles "Red Cross" Sterling Silver Medicine Spoon
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
3608f   $30.00


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An effective implement "holding a registered dram resting level on the table," (The Pharmaceutical Era volume 27 - google) this spoon was marketed to druggists and apparently was a well-received, utilitarian, item.

Solid silver, it measures 4 1/2" overall, weighs .9 T. oz., and has an elongated bowl with a narrowed and splayed mouth, which is finished in a soft satin gold wash.

It is fully identified for the manufacturer, J.B. & S.M. Knowles of Providence, Rhode Island, and... Click for details

George Sharp "Ball End" Weighty Master Butter Knife
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Old Friends  
3607f   $80.00


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This lengthy, 7 3/4", and heavy, 1.8 T. oz., master butter knife was made by Philadelphia's George Sharp, who was the manufacturer most associated with a style of ball, dome, sphere, and various other similar shapes popularized in the 1860s.

This "Ball End" form is an especially appealing piece, with a shaped blade with notched shoulders and an engraved surface with roulette bordering.

The ball itself is inscribed with a rubbed Old English monogram that appears to read "MEBH."

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Albert Coles "Cupid" Sterling Silver Berry Serving Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3605f   $95.00


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Patented in 1878, and so stamped on the reverse of this 8 3/4" long, just over 2.1 T. oz., berry spoon, this "Cupid" design was developed by Morgan Morgans Jr., New York City, who with Samuel Montgomery, bought Albert Coles' business in 1877 and continued to use the later's three part pseudo hallmark, which also appears on this along with the word "Sterling," until he sold the firm to George Shiebler in 1883.

As later examples produced by Shiebler carried his "winged S" mark, this is a... Click for details

David Andersen enamel sorbet spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2344   $35.00


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length five inches, weight .66 oz. Troy, excellent original condition, gilt. Note guilloché work on reverse of bowl.

In spite of our best efforts, the rich plum purple color of this item does not show well, but it is stunning.

Lunt "Owosso" aka "Wosso" Figural Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Sterling

Old Friends  
3604f   $65.00


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Identified as "Owosso" in engraving set sideways on the lower portion of the handle, this teaspoon features an intricate, high relief portraiture of the Shiawassee American Indian leader who is remembered as a signatory of the Treaty of Saginaw (Michigan) in 1819 and the Treaty of Detroit in 1807.

He is also known as "Wosso" or "Wasso," although the name "Owosso" carries on in the Michigan city which takes its name from him.

Measuring 6" long and heavy at 1.0 T. oz., it was made by Rogers,... Click for details

Hotchkiss & Schreuder "Medallion" Sterling Silver Tablespoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3603f   $85.00


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Now thirty years past publication, D. Albert Soeffing's Silver Medallion Flatware remains the only single definitive volume addressing this line of classically inspired flatware designs that so called to American silver manufacturers in the 1860s.

Soeffing offered some groundbreaking insights into the history of many previously undocumented pieces, and actually offers a whole essay about his research into the attribution of the "Medallion" pattern on this 8 9/16" long, 1.7 T. oz.,... Click for details

C.F. Greenwood, Norfolk VA, Twist & Engraved Coin Silver Preserve Spn
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Old Friends  
3600f   $110.00


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This 7 5/8" long, approximately 1.3 T. oz., coin silver, preserve or jelly spoon has a double provenance in that it is stamped with a Gothic "W&H" for Philadelphia's Watts & Harper manufacturer, and with the name "C.F. Greenwood," for the Norfolk, Virginia, jeweler.

Catherine Hollan in Philadelphia Silversmiths gives narrow dates for the W&H partnership, 1859-61/62, while Cutten's Silversmiths of Virginia indicates Greenwood began his business about 1850.

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Teaspoon marked IC, c. 1740's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : 18th Century

Gebelein  
5433   $400.00


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Rattail, upturned handle, tipt on top, long midrib. Cartouche at ends of mark curve outward, thus;().

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